Councilmember Lavonta Williams of Wichita, Kan. was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award at the group’s luncheon and membership meeting.
Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, N.C. was elected 2015 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas.
In the coming days, we continue to encourage communities to remain calm and practice restraint. We hope that all Americans will work towards creating better communities that are welcoming and inclusive to individuals of all backgrounds.
Five federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth.
Dr. James Walls, Jr., mayor of District Heights, Md., was elected the 2015 president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group.
The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group named new members to its Board of Directors during its annual business meeting at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas.
In his Thursday speech to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that he is issuing an Executive Order on Immigration that is designed to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The National League of Cities (NLC) named its 2015 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas. The organization elected Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah to serve as NLC's 2015 president, Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean of Joplin, Mo. as first vice president, and Councilman Matt Zone of Cleveland, Ohio.
NLC would like to thank all of the delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and guests for making this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition such an inspiring and energizing event for all in attendance.
NLC appeals for calm and reflection in Ferguson, Mo. and cities across the country when the grand jury decision is returned. The tragic death of Michael Brown can be viewed as a call to conscience to create fairer and better communities.